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Everett D. Ford, 68, of Monterey, TN, formerly of Montgomery County, MO, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Monterey, TN.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at the First United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Montgomery City, MO. Burial is in the Montgomery City Cemetery. Casketbearers were Rodney Bernat, Ben Schmidt, Dustin Kirkpatrick, Dylan Kirkpatrick, Dustin Smith and Kenneth (Chip) Welch Jr.
The family received friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the First United Methodist-Presbyterian Church.
Services were officiated by Pastor Darrel Deeker with a special reading by Heather Bernat Schmidt and Phyllis Bernat.
Mr. Ford is survived by his wife, Christina Bernat Ford; children, Crystal Ford, Travis Ford and Jason Ford, all of Tennessee; two grandchildren, Dakota and Heaven Ford, also of Tennessee; his mother-in-law, Phyllis Bernat of Montgomery City, MO; brother-in-law, Eric Bernat and wife, Billie; nephew, Rodney Bernat of Montgomery City, MO; and niece, Heather Schmidt and husband, Ben, of Bellflower, MO. Also surviving are his sister, Betty Welch and husband, Ken, of St. Charles, MO; sister, Jean DeRosa of St. Charles, MO; sister, Ruby Sullivan of Georgia; brothers, Aaron Ford and wife, Jan, of Monterey, TN, and Ernest Ford of Pikeville, TN; and many other nieces, nephews and friends.
Everett was born Aug. 2, 1948, in Crab Orchard, TN, to Nettie and Robert Ford. On Aug. 12, 1984, he married Christina Bernat. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. Everett worked for many years as an over the road furniture hauler for Atlas, Mayflower and Wheaton. He was very proud of his over the road one million miles safety record award of no accidents. He also worked at Lowe's and Wallboard Supply. Among his other life's accomplishments he had his pilot's license and was a skilled rock layer.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lewy Body Dementia, c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Rd., Montgomery City, MO 63361.
Arrangements were under the direction of Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City.
Published on November 17, 2016
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